Toni Kan worked as a journalist for 5 years and rose to the position of editor at the age of 26, before moving into banking and telecoms. He is the author of 4 critically acclaimed works of fiction and poetry. Kan was the winner of the NDDC/Ken Saro Wiwa literature prize (2009), awarded by the Association of Nigerian Authors. Kan, a managing partner at Radi8, an ideas company, is also publisher of sabinews.com and a fellow of the Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Civitella Ranieri and Yaddo. He lives in Lagos.